ITV Sport technical boss Roger Pearce who was in charge of Qatar World Cup coverage dies

ITV Sport technical boss Roger Pearce who was in charge of Qatar World Cup coverage dies in Middle East state

ITV‘s Technical Director Roger Pearce has died while on the job in Qatar, the network has  confirmed.

He passed away in the Middle East state covering the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The technical director had been with ITV for 43 years at the time he passed away, covering World Cups, UEFA Europ Championships and the Rugby World Cup.

He is believed to have died only five weeks before his retirement while on assignment in Qatar, according to The Mirror.

‘We have some very sad news to bring you from here in Qatar,’ announced ITV sports presenter Mark Pougatch on Monday evening. ‘ITV’s Technical Director Roger Pearce, who was here embarking on his eighth World Cup.

‘Roger and his team are the brilliant people who bring the pictures into your homes and make it all happen. Roger was a hugely respected figure in the TV sports broadcasting industry.’

‘He always had a smile on his face and left a smile on your face, he was utterly dedicated, professional, charming and hugely popular, he’ll be missed by so many people inside the industry and at home.’

This is a breaking news story, more to follow.

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